meet the lasting legacy behind the beloved adidas stan smith
You know 'em and love 'em, STAN SMITH BY ADIDAS are on every city street and in the closets of celebs like Kendall Jenner & Kanye West.
The instantly recognizable pair has become an icon of casual-cool wear, and after decades of popularization from the sports world to the fashion world, it's clear that this style is much more than a temporary trend.
You don't have to be a sneakerhead to recognize this pair right away, but few ppl know about the shoe's origins. More than just a catchy name, Stan Smith is a real-life icon of the tennis world that rocked the title of best player in the world when he secured this homage from Adidas ― and we can only imagine that the 73-year-old is still rockin' his namesake today.
Just like the lasting legacy of this pair, the shoes themselves set a nearly unbeatable standard for durable white leather kicks.
It's no secret that white sneaks are a fashion staple, but streetwear lovers worldwide are used to buying pairs that lose their luster after a couple (or even just one) wears.
With quality leather and a comfy build, Stan Smiths take on an attractive worn aesthetic that looks like they've only had a few months of use, even after several years ― so you can hit the streets again & again without losing your style.
When you're equal parts fashionable and reliable, it's pretty much impossible to go out of style ― especially in the age when embracing sustainability is at the top of everyone's mind.
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